Erin Andrews Files Civil Suit for Invasion of
Privacy and Negligence
July 15, 2010 05:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time
CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Erin Andrews filed a civil lawsuit today in the Circuit Court of Cook
County against Marriott International, Inc. [NYSE: MAR], West End Hotel Partners, LLC dba Nashville Marriott
At Vanderbilt University, Windsor Capital Group, Inc., Radisson Hotels International, Inc., Ashtel Inc. dba
Radisson Hotel Milwaukee Airport, The Ohio State University dba The Blackwell Inn, Preferred Hotel Group, Inc.
dba Summit Hotels & Resorts, and Michael David Barrett. She alleges claims of negligence, negligent infliction of
emotional distress, and invasion of privacy as against the hotel entities; and claims of negligence, invasion of privacy
(intrusion of seclusion and public disclosure of private facts) and intentional infliction of emotional distress as against
Michael David Barrett. Erin Andrews vs. Marriott International, Inc., et. al., Case Number 2010L008186.
While traveling across the United States to perform her job as an ESPN reporter, Erin Andrews regularly stays at
hotels, including those owned and operated by Defendants, and always with the expectation of privacy once
checked into her room. On July 16, 2009, as alleged in the complaint, she became aware for the first time that she
had been surreptitiously videotaped by Michael David Barrett without her knowledge or consent while staying in
various of Defendants’ hotel rooms; and she alleges that further dissemination of these unauthorized videos over the
Internet has caused and continues to cause her great emotional distress and embarrassment.
Ms. Andrews alleges that Michael David Barrett called the Defendant hotels seeking to determine if Ms. Andrews
had made reservations to stay there. Not only did the hotels confirm that Ms. Andrews was intending to register as a
guest, but they also released, without Ms. Andrews’ consent, her room number. The hotels then provided Michael